October 22, 2017 – A View from the Rectory Window

I remain humbled and inspired by your generosity to our parish family and the people we seek to serve. I am grateful and proud to be a member of the parish of Saint Maximilian Kolbe.

Within this bulletin, I provide you with a summary fiscal accounting of our parish for the fiscal year July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. I have also directed that within this accounting a status report be made of the present parish capital campaign for a new parish/community center.

I also make available for your consideration, some of the efforts of our parishioners to care for those who are in need of spiritual, emotional, and/or physical assistance. It would not be possible to present the full scope of our efforts in one summary sheet. For this reason, I ask pardon of those who may feel that their efforts went unnoticed or unacknowledged. At the same time, I trust that our efforts are not done to win the praise of others, but rather, are in response to all that God has given us.

The Parish Finance Council, the Parish Pastoral Council and I have sought to be prudent stewards of the resources entrusted to our care. You can read about these efforts in greater detail in the Pastoral Council Minutes found on our parish website. I know that transparency in this regard is one of our foremost obligations to you. I hope this brief report reflects our intention to be faithful to this obligation.

I would encourage you to contact me at the parish office (609) 390-0664, if you have any questions in this regard. Also, at the next open parish council meeting which will be advertised in the bulletin and with a pulpit announcement you will be able to make inquiries or present observations to the entire parish council.

I again thank you for all that you do to ensure that our parish family strives to make a return to the Lord for His goodness to us and that our expressions of faith befit what we profess and believe.

May Saint Maximilian Kolbe, pray for us,

Father Pete